How ADHD Influences Addiction and Substance Abuse

When we think of disorders that are often associated with addiction, we typically think of mental health challenges like bipolar disorder, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. But there are other mental health issues that afflict many of us—including our family, friends, and co-workers—that can also influence addictive behaviors. One such…

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Why sober living works

As inpatient addiction specialist Donna White reminds us in this PsychCentral article, “there is no magic wand to help substance abusers avoid relapse; staying clean and sober takes a lot of hard work and commitment.” White goes on to share several recommendations for avoiding relapse risk, all of which make…

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